Friday, August 16, 2019

Greenhouses - Build your own

I have build a couple of greenhouses in the last few years, and was very happy with the results and how easy it was. Another thing that I liked was that I could customize the length and size I wanted. The following is where I originally purchased the hoop benders that formed the hoops of my greenhouse.
They worked wonderfully.

Build Your Own Greenhouse
Lost Creek Greenhouse Systems
245 C.R. 2651
Mineola, TX. 75773
There excellent website is at this URL
Note all graphics on this page are (C) Lost Creek Greenhouse Systems.

So why am I pushing greenhouses in this blog? The main reason is that soon, only those who posses some form of protection for their crops will be successful at doing so. I have used a greenhouse to grow everything from Tomatoes to microgreens for the last 12 years and have never had a failure except for being blow away by tornadic winds. That happened to my large 30 by 90 foot greenhouse. My smaller one which I built with the bender survived just fine. I could list all types of advantages of using a greenhouse. Here are just a few:

  • Season Extension - grow earlier and later into the spring and fall.
  • Protection from wind, rain and snow.
  • Protection from birds and some insects.
  • A controlled environment.
  • Fewer weeds
  • Great for growing starts that would be harmed by frost and cold weather. 
Below is a picture of a hoop bender mounted on plywood. I mounted mine on plywood and put it in the back of my truck to hold it. That worked great.

This alone will give you a jump on getting plants producing at the optimum times available. Because of the Super Grand Solar Minimum, we should see our growing seasons compressed. Getting almost full grown starts out in say your Ruth Stout garden will quickly produce food.

TIP: with the proper application of plastic, hay and other materials, it is possible to grow greens in very cold temperatures in a green house. Brassicas  (cabbage family) especially do well.

So heads up on greenhouses. This could also become a SGSM business if you would like, I see a huge future in greenhouses as we see our major mono-culture food system fail due to our coming cooler times.

Note: I get no compensation for featuring the benders. I was actually thinking about you and that you might need to survive the SGSM. Visit the website if for nothing else to learn a thing or two. The owners are wonderful people.


Examples of home made greenhouses:

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All the equipment in my store is used personally by me or recommended by me.

I have updated and enlarged the Surviving the Super Grand Solar Minimum book. I also have the SGSM book and three others at this URL. They all come in a PDF format.

I am plan to keep the paperback book (older version) which was very popular at Amazon at this URL for a bit longer.

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  1. Seems FACEBOOK is blocking so cannot copy and paste the URL of this site. Any suggestions. Having to copy and paste the information and just tell what site it is from?

  2. Do you have any educational information that I can study? Thanks.

  3. How did I manage to miss you? I have been collecting links to sites discussing the upcoming GSM for a while now, and am very happy to add your link at the top of my "Greenhouse" folder. Keep up the good work.